Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve dysplasia in the neonatal period

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Tricuspid valve dysplasia, other than Ebstein's anomaly, is a very rare congenital heart defect. During the prenatal and/or the neonatal periods the clinical picture is very critical. We here report on a newborn infant with severe tricuspid valve dysplasia and 4/4 tricuspid regurgitation, giant right atriomegaly, functional pulmonary atresia with ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow. The child was successfully submitted to implantation of a 15 mm pulmonary stentless heterograft valve using the top-hat technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003


  • Pediatric cardiosurgery
  • Tricuspid valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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